Using Essential Oils

Lately, my family has been trying out essential oils. Rather than administering pills to each child for different things before bed, or taking pain pills when some of our back problems feel like being mean to us, we use a few drops of essential oils. I honestly didn’t expect them to work, but they do! My mother, who has major back problems, is able to run errands with no pain pills. She’s been using nothing but essential oils for about a month now. Her favorite is peppermint. She applies a few drops to her back in the morning, and then some more whenever she feels it wearing off.

My personal favorite is the Balance blend. I am a very scatter brained person. My though processes are all over the place, and it is literally impossible for me to have a conversation with someone and stay on topic the whole time. I just apply a drop of Balance to the back of my neck and I am able to focus on whatever task I need to complete.

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The other plus of essential oils is they work FAST! Within a minute you will be able to feel the effects. There are endless ways to improve your life with essential oils. Allergies, pain, anxiety, eczema, itches, aromatherapy, mood improvements, digestion, air freshener, laundry detergent, homemade cleaners, wound treatment, respiratory/cough relief, and much much more!

My word that is a mouthful.

And I didn’t even finish.

Using essential oils has really changed our lives for the better.

To get your own visit here.

~Maria Alison

Homemade Wheat Bread

I haven’t bought bread in two years. Not once have I regretted it. It is a much better quality, and I enjoy being in the kitchen and having 20 minutes of peace. Though that is still unlikely. Baby boy will still probably be pulling on my shirt half of the time asking for something.

Since I am good at multitasking, and since most of bread making is down time, I try to get my cleaning done so I don’t have to do it later.When I forget to start the bread in the morning (so we can have fresh made bread for our lunch) I simply make some pita pockets so it’s no biggy.

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Easy Homemade Broth {In A Slow Cooker}

We all know how convenient it is to have a good Broth on hand.Whether it’s for soup, rice, casserole, or for drinking, stock gives and amazing flavor to what ever dish you are preparing while saving time. Unfortunately store-bought broth most of the time contains unnecessary, and unhealthy additives. And when making your own is simple, and takes 10 minutes of your time, why not???

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese {Skip The Box!}

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese {Skip The Box} | Ten at the Table

I was raised on Tyson chicken nuggets, Ramen noodles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Chef Boyardee Ravioli and  Kraft mac and cheese. When we switched to homemade, it was pretty abrupt and I am pretty sure I had processed food withdraw. Not really, but I really missed the convenience and yumminess!

I have tried many, many recipes to try to replace the boxed stuff.  And let me just tell you, they were all good. Well, most of them were but they just weren’t quite like the kind I was raised on. So I figured I’d play around with the ingredients, add a little bit of this, less of that, and I finally found the PERFECT recipe.

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Homemade Corn Dogs

Corn dogs bring back so many great memories for me. But ever since I started trying to eat healthier, I knew buying processed corn dogs from the freezer aisle wasn’t the best choice. Especially when I took a look at the ingredients label. Corn syrup, soy products, and nitrates? No thanks. But when I found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade corn dogs, I knew it was worth a shot. Luckily, they turned out perfectly and were a hit with the family.

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